When country music is mentioned, what comes to mind is the image of cowboy hats, old worn out boots or guitar pickers accompanied by harmonies and melodies that imitate the Country Roots lifestyle. But, the truth about country music is the lasting appeal
making it one of the most popular and entertaining music genres that sounds sweet to the ears.
JD Hardy, a rising talent in country music from Bakersfield, CA, is a force to reckon with in the music industry. A songwriter and singer, JD Hardy started his music journey right from his childhood and has increased his reach to be where he is today. Drawing his inspirations from his father and grandmother, who were talented country recording artists, Hardy grew up surrounded by country music and country gospel. This kindled the passion in him, and when he hit his adult years, Hardy started writing his own music with a unique sound.
A crowd-pleaser, Hardy is highly recognized in the music scenes due to his distinctive voice, electrifying sound, and vibrant performances. In fact, his unrivalled sound opened doors for Hardy, and in 2005, he signed a deal with Sony Nashville courtesy of Ray Ruff, former Curb Records president and VP for Motown Records. Unfortunately, Ray suffered a heart attack that would end his life, an incident that adversely affected Hardy’s music career.
Despite this significant setback, Hardy, armed with determination, persistence and a never-say-die spirit, had to re-focus on his music career. He later got an opportunity to work with Castle Records and released his self-titled debut album. The album captured his fans’ attention, and they couldn’t wait to see and hear more of Hardy’s captivating tracks. The talented musician had more in store for his growing fan base, and in 2013, he released another single, “Rebels With A Cause”. Three years later, he released another dubbed “Country Saves Me”.
Recently, Hardy has caused a stir in the music airwaves through his ten-track single, “Killer”. Based on the new album’s title, his audience has actually called the album an absolute ‘killer’. The lyrical prowess, high-energy commanding vocals and unmatched sound on the tracks have proved Hardy to be a promising country music star and an exceptional talent to watch out for. The album has enjoyed immense success on the country music charts.
According to Hardy, it is best to follow your heart and work with confidence. His style of country music is influenced by star-studded artists, such as Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. Hardy had to create his unique sound and style to stand out from the rest.
“Killer” has seen massive crowds flooding his social media platforms to enjoy the fascinating country vibes.
Hardy is gaining momentum in the country music industry, and is prudently following the footsteps of the present icons, such as Mark Chesnutt, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, and Tyler Farr. It’s only a matter of time for Hardy to blow out and dominate the country music arenas.
“Never give up! Stay on course even when everything seems stagnant. Don’t lose your focus. Be persistent, determined and work hard towards achieving your dreams, and you will appreciate the rewards.”